INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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5 Contents at a Glance...Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List.................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens .................................................... 26 Turning on the Power ............................ 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ............................................. 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ............................................................................................................................................ 54 C Creative Auto Shooting .......................................................... 40 Formatting the Card.............. 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ........................................................................................................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash................................................................................... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer.......... 58 6 ....................................................................................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes.......................................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language................................................................ 12 Quick Start Guide .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ....................................... 4 Chapters ........................................ 14 Nomenclature ...................................................................................................................................................... 35 Basic Operation ...... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ............................................................................................................................................................. 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects............. 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ................... 10 Handling Precautions .................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 46 1 Full Auto Techniques....................................................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting.................. 49 2 Shooting Portraits....................................................................................... 38 3 Menu Operations ..................................................................................................................... 27 Setting the Date and Time.... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery......................................................................................................................................... 55 x Image Playback..................

...................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake .......................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ...............................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing.......................68 MF: Manual Focusing .......................................................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style..........................................................................................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space ...............................................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ............................................................................................................106 7 ..........................................96 A AE Lock ..................................................................................................................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ...................66 S Selecting the AF Point ..................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer............................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ..........................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality............................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ..........................................70 j Using the Self-timer ...............99 2 White Balance Correction...97 A FE Lock.........................................................................................................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ...........................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ......................................................................................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE.....85 q Changing the Metering Mode..............................................................................................................................................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .........................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance .............................................................80 Depth of Field Preview ....78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ............................................69 i Continuous Shooting ........................................................................82 a: Manual Exposure.................

.............................................................................................. 160 k Playing Movies ....... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ............................................................................. 158 b Rotating the Image ....................................................................................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor .............................................................................. 111 Using AF to Focus ............................. 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color.................................................... 138 Silencing the Beeper .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 142 B Checking Camera Settings............... 164 8 .................................................................................. 124 Shooting Function Settings ..................................................... 159 k Enjoying Movies ..... 139 File Numbering Methods ...... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ........... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ....................................................................................... 156 u/y Magnified View ....... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ............. 113 Focusing Manually........ 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ................................ 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically .................. 138 Setting the Image Review Time ....................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time................................................................................................................ 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings....................................................................................................................................................................................... 138 Card Reminder ........................................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness .... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies.............................................................. 146 Setting the Flash ............... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images .......................................

...................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV .......................................................218 Error Codes..................................................................................................................................................................................................176 wPrinting...........................................................................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).............................................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ...............................................................................................................................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ....................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ....................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ...............................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes................................................203 Remote Control Shooting.....................................................................................................................................................................................204 External Speedlites ............................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ...................................................................................................................................192 Registering My Menu ....170 L Erasing Images .........................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ........................................210 Menu Settings ........................................................................................225 Index .....................................................................................167 K Protecting Images ...............237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 .......................................................171 B Shooting Information Display .......................................216 Troubleshooting Guide....................212 System Map ............................198 Setting Copyright Information........................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ........................................................................224 Specifications ....................................................................................................................................178 Trimming the Image ..........................................................................................................190 Custom Function Settings ................................................

46.45 .84 (Bulb exposure) p. 53.87 (Exposure compensation) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p. 62.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.71 (j Self-timer) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.50.

86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.156 (H Index display) p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .72 (73.167 (Video OUT) p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p. 1) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.58 (x Playback) p.171 (L Delete) p.53. 83.68 (S AF point selection) p.72 (76.170 (K Image protect) p.

The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If condensation forms on the camera. 12 . Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. well-ventilated location. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. reflex mirror. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. viewfinder. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. remove the lens. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. card and battery from the camera. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. dry. If there is condensation. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. do not use the camera. This is to avoid damaging the camera. Even while the camera is in storage. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. test all its functions before using it. For stubborn dirt. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. To prevent condensation. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. and focusing screen. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. If the camera has not been used for an extended period.

Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. They do not affect the images recorded.99% effective pixels. note the following: Do not drop. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. It will return to normal at room temperature. speakers. In low or high temperatures. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning.01% or less pixels. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. Do not subject it to excessive force. etc. Do not store the card in hot. or wet the card.. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. physical shock. However. 13 . Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. or humid locations. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. Although this is not a malfunction. or magnet. are not a malfunction. or vibration. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. dusty. bend.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. Store the card in a case. the camera may become hot. Live View shooting.

(p. .Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. (p. see page 24. (p.26) To charge the battery.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. see page 29. insert it into the slot. (p.31) With the card’s label facing you. Attach the lens.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. Set the power switch to <1>. (p.

(p.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. the built-in flash will popup automatically. If necessary. 2 sec.58).37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. press the <x> button (p. see “Erasing Images” (p.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. and the camera will focus the subject. To delete an image. Review the picture. (p.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). see page 107. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. (p. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 15 .37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. (p. on the LCD monitor. Take the picture.171). To display the image again. Focus the subject. Press the shutter button halfway.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.231) Zoom position index (p.34) Focusing ring (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.33) Contacts (p.69.35) Lens mount index (p.231) Zoom ring (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.33) Zoom position index (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.33) 21 .33) Zoom ring (p.13) Lens mount index (p.69.35) Contacts (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.34) Hood mount (p.

Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).24). Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .

The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p.205). Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations.

It takes approx. 2 Attach the battery. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. To detach the battery. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. When the battery is fully recharged. attach the battery securely. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . follow the above procedure in reverse.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow.10°C / 43°F . As shown in the illustration. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. For safety reasons. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. 24 . flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. the full-charge lamp will turn green.

Doing so can damage the battery charger. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. a small amount of power current is released. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. the battery has reached the end of its service life.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. If necessary. remove the battery. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. After recharging the battery. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Purchase a new battery. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. Even during storage. 25 . resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. When not using the camera. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. Store the battery with the protective cover attached.

until it snaps shut. To prevent short circuiting. 2 Insert the battery.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. After opening the battery compartment cover. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. be careful not to swing it back further. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. the hinge might break. Otherwise. 3 Close the cover. Insert the battery until it locks in place. 26 . the battery Insert the end with contacts. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery.

Even during the sensor cleaning. To turn on the camera again. During the sensor cleaning. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. the LCD monitor will display <f>. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate.. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. <1> : The camera turns on.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. the <f> icon might not be displayed.139). If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card.. just press the shutter button halfway (p. 27 . This is normal and not a problem.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. [Recording .37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. see page 29 to set the date/time. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval.37). you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. Set to this position when not using the camera.

no Live View shooting. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. see page 109. but adequate power remains. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. 470 shots Approx. x : Battery level is slightly down. Depending on the lens used. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. • Using the LCD monitor often. the number of possible shots may be lower. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. 270 shots with 50% flash use. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. n : Battery must be recharged. 550 shots Approx. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. 470 shots without flash use and approx. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. For battery life with Live View shooting. 28 . 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.

Press <0> so <a> is displayed. the date/time might be reset. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. the [6] tab. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. (Returns to b. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. Press then press <0>. then press <0>.to select the the <U> key date or time number. The date/time will be set. set the date/time again. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. then press <0>. 29 . 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. If this happens. Press the <V> key to set the number.) setting. the 3 SetPress date and time.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. Be sure to set the correct date/time. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Under 2 Time]. 1 Display the menu.

then press <0>. The interface language will change. tab. 30 . select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu. the 3 SetPress desired language. then press <0>. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK].3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. the the <V> key to select language.

Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover.138). 3 Close the cover. image-recording quality. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. When you set the power switch to <1>. the card. 31 . ISO speed. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. etc.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place.

The card may then return to normal. • Shaking or banging the camera around. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card.140). • Removing the battery. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. being erased. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. card. Gently in the The card will stick out. remove and reinstall the card. If the error persists. use a different card.. then close the cover. then open the cover. Pull the card straight out. Doing so may damage the image data.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. • Opening the card slot cover..42).” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. Set the power switch to <2>. never do any of the following. Check that “Recording. It may also damage the card or camera. or data is being transferred. If the card already contains recorded images. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. the 2 Remove pushcard. then let go. Make sure the access lamp is off. 32 . Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects.

Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). lens. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. autofocus will not operate. 4 Remove the front lens cap. do it in a place with minimal dust. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. Red index lens.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. When storing the camera without a lens attached. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. 33 .

do it before focusing.42 x 0.6x.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. Turn the lens until it stops. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.88 x 0.94 in. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. If you want to zoom.59 in. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.9 mm / 0.) 34 . Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. Doing so may cause loss of vision. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1.3 x 14. Image sensor size (22. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. do not touch the rotating part. then detach it. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.

About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure.6 IS lens as an example. However. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. If the camera is mounted on a tripod.5-5.5-5. picture. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. 2 Press the shutter button halfway.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. The Image Stabilizer will operate. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot.5-5. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. 35 . you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>.

see page 107. To maintain a stable stance. 5. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. 3. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. 2. 4. 6. sold separately) is recommended. place one foot in front of the other. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. 36 . If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1.

If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. It can cause blurred pictures. and image recording. You can press the shutter button halfway. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. Even during the menu display. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. To prevent camera shake.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. then slowly press the shutter button completely. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). 37 . Then you can further press the shutter button completely. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. image playback.

you can select certain drive modes (p. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the the <S> key to select function to be set. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). 1 Display the Quick Control screen. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. press the <Q> button. When the shooting settings are displayed. 38 .72).70) and the imagerecording quality (p. the 2 SetPress desired setting. This is called the Quick Control screen.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor.

194) Flash exposure compensation (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.80) Shutter speed (p.86) AF mode (p.70) Metering mode (p.89) Shooting mode* (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.99) ISO speed (p.72) Picture Style (p.103) Drive mode (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen. select the function and press <0>.75) White balance (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture). <0> 39 .66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.

and <0> button on the camera back.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. date/time. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. <S> cross keys. While looking at the LCD monitor. use the <M> button. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . etc.

41 . The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. A list of menu functions is on page 212. the setting. 4 Select the setting. item.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. <0> to setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. 5 SetPress desired set it. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. then press <0>. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. tab.) The current setting is indicated in blue.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu.

Even protected images will be erased. all images and data in the card will be erased.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>.. 42 . the menu will reappear. select [Format]. When the card is formatted. 1 Select [Format]. press <0>. If necessary. format the card with the camera. before formatting the card. then press <0>. When the formatting is completed. For low-level formatting. etc. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. then select [OK]. 2 Format the card. Select [OK]. then The card will be formatted. transfer the images to a computer. Under the [5] tab.

the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. The card is full with images or data. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. When the card is formatted or data is erased. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. The actual data is not completely erased. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. Even in this case. A card-related error is displayed (p.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. only the file management information is changed. 43 . About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer.224). When discarding the card. Then format the card with the camera. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual.

If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. If a fluorescent light is nearby. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. etc. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. 44 . When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Appears when you press the <x> button. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. image. In such a case. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. the display-off sensor (p.17. menu screen. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. the LCD monitor might turn off. If this happens. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. Press the button again to return to the previous screen.

103). major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes.210). to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. Ba si cZ one 45 . Also. With the Basic Zone modes. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast.

Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. you can push it back down with your fingers. At the same time. halfway. and generally the closest object will be focused. If necessary. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. 3 Focus the subject.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. the built-in flash will popup automatically. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. on the LCD monitor. Focus confirmation light picture. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. If the built-in flash has popped up. All the AF points will be used to focus. 46 .

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The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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use the <4> (Close-up) mode. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject.8ft>. Under low light. Some lenses have indications such as <40.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. use the telephoto end. use a macro lens (sold separately). Move to the subject as close as possible. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. the built-in flash will fire. With a zoom lens. etc. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. If you are too close to the subject. A simple background makes the flower. If you have a zoom lens.25m/0.. 52 . move away from the subject. To make small things appear much larger. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. stand out better. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance.

During autofocusing. the beeper will continue beeping softly. 53 . Hold the camera steady and shoot. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. press the shutter button completely. 3. use the <5> (Sports) mode. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. If you hold down the shutter button.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. If focus cannot be achieved. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink.7 shots per sec.) and autofocusing will take effect. approx. Use the center AF point to focus. continuous shooting (max. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. When you want to take the picture. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. Aim the center AF point over the subject. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus.

4 feet from the camera. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. If the self-timer is also used. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. When using a zoom lens. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.4 feet from the camera. 54 . Under low light. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. Also.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots.

C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. the 3 SetPress desired setting. see page 56-57. the the <S> key to select function to be set. However. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. color tone (Picture Style). 55 . For details about each function. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. the image-recording quality. depth of field. etc. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. to select You can <S> key the function (7). Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. * CA stands for Creative Auto. picture. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.

it will not be applied. the background might not look so blurred. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. If you want to blur the background. If you move it toward the right. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. When flash is used. <D> (Flash on). If you set <b> (Flash off). This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. the background will look more blurred. the background will look more in focus. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. 56 . the picture will look brighter. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. If you move it toward the right. the picture will look darker.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash).

(p.71. 57 . (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. the set number of shots is taken continuously. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec.. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. By pressing <0>. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. * By pressing <0>. you can set it for portraits.7 frames per second (fps). Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. continuous. (5) Single.204). or black-and-white photos. landscapes. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3.

image. press the <Z> key. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. press the <Y> key. 58 .x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. the display format will change. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. 1 Playback the image. see page 155. For more details on the playback procedure. When you press the <x> button. the last captured image will be displayed. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. Each time you press the <B> button.

3 59 . * AE stands for Auto Exposure.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. you can set various functions and be more creative. to prevent spoiled shots. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * <d> stands for Program. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure.

The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. This is called Program AE. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. Then press the shutter button halfway. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. 60 . A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. 4 Take the picture.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. 2 Focus the subject.

drive mode.62) or use the built-in flash (p.5).210). as shown in the figure. After you take the picture. In the <d> mode. With <d>. In low light (30" 3. drive mode. The program can be shifted. So under low light. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. built-in flash. you can change the ISO speed (p. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program).64). You can freely set the AF mode.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash.62) or use flash (p. In bright light (4000 22). press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. many functions such the AF mode. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. the program shift will be canceled. either increase the ISO speed (p. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. In very low light or very bright light. Program shift is not possible with flash.64). The functions you can set are limited. 61 . To match the subject and ambient lighting level. decrease the ISO speed. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. and other functions (p.

noise (banding.Fn)] menu. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. dots of light. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.Fn)] menu.63).6400 (p. With “AUTO” selected.6400. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.1600 1600 .192).64). In the [7 Custom Functions (C.) may appear. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . (9) [ISO speed] will appear. 1 Press the <Z> button. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. 62 . 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.194). etc. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. the ISO speed.63). the farther the flash range will be (p.400 400 . if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. the ISO speed is set automatically (p. In the Basic Zone modes.

800. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. select [ISO Auto]. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. the ISO speed will be set within this range. However. Therefore. or 3200. 1600. in the image’s shooting information.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. When “AUTO” is set. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. then press <0>.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . 63 . you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. Under the [y] tab. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . 400. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. Select the ISO speed. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. As indicated below. then press <0>. 200. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO.

5.5 . button halfway. While the flash is recycling.5 / 3. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.42 / 3.5 / 3.5 1 .15 / 3.7.21 / 3.3. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .5 / 3.12 1 .5 . In the <d> mode.97 1 .5 .5 .22 1 .30 / 3. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.11 1 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.5 .5 . 1 Press the <D> button.19 / 3.5 / 3.26 / 3.3. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .5 .69 1 .4. picture.5 .7.5 .13 / 3. the shutter speed (1/60 sec.5 .5 .138 [Approx. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.5 .6 IS lens 64 .43 1 .11 / 3.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake. or backlit conditions in daylight.2.5 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.1/200 sec.5 / 3.49 1 . In Creative Zone modes.31 1 . low light.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3. .6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.9.24 1 . 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder. the flash will fire for the picture.5 .5-5.15 1 .5 / 3.5 / 3. just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.5 .34 1 .5 .17 1 .6.5 / 3. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.61 1 .5-5.

If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. take the picture after this display turns off. decrease the ISO speed.]. For best results. Under the [1] tab. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). 65 .D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away.3 feet away from the subject. when you press the shutter button halfway. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. select [Red-eye reduc. or when you go closer to the subject. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. In bright light. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. the picture will be taken. increase the ISO speed. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. For important shots. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. Select [Enable]. For flash photography. decrease the ISO speed. By increasing the ISO speed. Then when you press the shutter button completely. then press <0>. when the room is well lit. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. you can extend the flash range. then press <0>. When you press the shutter button halfway.

When focus is achieved. When you press the shutter button halfway. 2 Press mode] will appear. the camera will focus only once. the focus will be locked. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. 4 Focus the subject. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. 1 On the lens. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. then press <0>. the <ZE> button. [AF 3 Select the AF mode.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. With evaluative metering (p. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. In the Basic Zone modes. 66 . Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway.86). You can then recompose the shot if desired.

AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. the subject will be focused continuously. While you hold down the shutter button halfway.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. 67 . With AI Servo AF. When the AF point selection (p. However.68) is automatic. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light.202). the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. if the subject starts moving. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. Also. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. If this occurs. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. During autofocusing. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. the beeper will sound softly.

you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. all the AF points are active. 2 Select the AF point.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. With the <d> (Program AE). you can select one AF point to focus where you want. 1 Press the <S> button.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. <f>. <s>. automatic AF point selection will be set. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. Therefore. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. the subject. When all AF points light up. 68 . Generally. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. and <a> modes. While looking at the viewfinder.

To make it easier to focus a moving subject. select and use the center AF point. with a fast lens from f/1. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. First use the center AF point to focus. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. 69 . the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically.8. the beeper sounds. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. If you focus the eyes first. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. 2 Focus the subject. If it is difficult to focus.0 to f/2. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Also. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point.

the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. 3 Take the picture.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. key to select <i>. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. 70 . This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. Press the <U> then press <0>. Since the flash will require recycling time. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. 2 Select <i>. Flash can also be used. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. In AI Servo AF mode. If the [7 Custom Functions (C.193) is set to [2: Strong]. 1 Press the <YiQ> button.7 shots per sec. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject.

205). press the <YiQ> button. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster.204) l: 2-sec. attach the eyepiece cover (p. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. self-timer The remote control can also be used. use focus lock (p. With <q>. After taking self-timer shots.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. 71 . it may throw off the exposure. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. (p. Two seconds before the picture is taken.58). To cancel the self-timer after it starts. self-timerN (p.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. 3 Take the picture. beeper. Q: 10-sec. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself.106) q: 10-sec. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. 2 Select the self-timer. then press the shutter button completely. Look through the viewfinder. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. then press <0>. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. focus the subject.

Under the [1] tab. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject.5 24. 8.9. 72 . ISO speed. * The file size.2 3. image size in pixels (****x****).5M) Approx.7 2. ISO 100.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.0 megapixels (8M) Approx.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx.4 3.4 1. number of possible shots.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. 17. 1 Select [Quality]. 8. or 4. card brand.5 megapixels) and the image quality. [Quality] will appear.5+6. and other settings. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). and Standard Picture Style.0. select [Quality]. then press <0>.2 1.1 24. Select the desired quality. the image-recording quality. then press <0>.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. Custom Functions.5 megapixels (4. 17.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. 17. 4. 2 Selectyour reference.

3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17.7x8.3in. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.7cm/7.5x11.0x5. it might be fewer than indicated. If A3 (42x29. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality.9in.8x10cm/5. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. the 7 image has higher image quality.7cm/16. the image quality will be slightly lower. Other than 1. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. 14. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated.9.7in. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.7x21cm/ 1 83. 73 . Depending on the shooting conditions. 1. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . but more images can be saved to the card. or 1+73 is recommended. If 8 is selected. For details. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. Even with the same number of pixels. Or.8x12.8x3.) you want to crop the image. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73.0in.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. 11. 83 A4 (29. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera.

) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.CR2 for RAW). 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. Using the provided software is recommended. 74 .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. JPG File extension 1.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . CR2 0001 . 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer.JPG for JPEG and .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C.

75 . Picture Style. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. By changing the [Color tone] (p. [Picture Style] will appear. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. sharp. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.92). picture. and very sharp and crisp images. Effective for impressive landscapes. 1 Press the <XA> button. The image looks softer. and crisp.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. you can adjust the skin tone. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. then press <0>. Effective for close-ups of women or children. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes.

a Picture Style file. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. When [Monochrome] is selected. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. The image is dull and subdued. etc. 76 . When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. W User Def. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. and adjust it as desired (p.91). [Landscape].A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color.. Other than with 1. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. For natural colors and subdued images.

all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. The second half of this chapter. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. Except for <8>.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. aperture setting. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. 77 . The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial.

) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely.5 sec. and “15"” is 15 sec. 78 . the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. * <s> stands for Time value. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. the desired shutter speed. picture.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. Also.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. However. “0"5” indicates 0.

the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If the exposure will be too dark. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. If the exposure will be too bright. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. to 1/500 sec. to 1/30 sec. If you use a telephoto lens. or slower. 79 . Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If this happens. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. If this happens. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. to 30 sec.

Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. 80 . the desired aperture.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. the smaller the aperture opening will be. picture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. If no lens is attached to the camera. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number.

If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. If the picture will be too bright. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. 81 . the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). but also the lens and subject distance. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. the “4000” (1/4000 sec.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. If this happens. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. On the other hand. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. the “30"” (30 sec. If this happens.) shutter speed display will blink. the narrower the depth of field. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. If the picture will be too dark. Under low light. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. And the closer the subject.) shutter speed display will blink. In such cases. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor).

(fixed)] (p. 82 . The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. to suit the scene’s brightness.30 sec.192). keep it steady to prevent camera shake. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. In low light. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. Using a tripod is recommended.112). If you are handholding the camera.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. . You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.

2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. * <a> stands for Manual.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. To set the shutter speed. To set the aperture. 83 . The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. With flash.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. You can decide which exposure level to set. turn the <6> dial. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. to 1/30 sec. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. the exposure level mark will move. or to bulb. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial.

84 . later. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. 205) is recommended. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. p. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp.193). It can be used to photograph fireworks. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. etc. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C.204) for bulb exposures.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. the image might look a little grainy. For bulb exposures. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec.204. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button.

All the AF points will function to detect the subject. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. however. it means that the subject is too bright. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. it means that the subject is too dark. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. Decrease the ISO speed. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). The desired depth of field will not be obtained. 3 Take the picture. A slow shutter speed has been set. Use a tripod to steady the camera. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. the subject. Increase the ISO speed. This mode sets the depth of field automatically.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. I want to use flash. Flash can be used. The exposure is correct. 85 .

etc. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. 1 Select [Metering mode].select the the <U> key to metering mode. then press <0>. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. evaluative metering is recommended. This metering mode is for advanced users. Under the [2] tab. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. select [Metering mode]. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. This metering mode is for advanced users. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. the 2 SetPress metering mode.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. then press <0>. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. Normally. 86 .

If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. 87 .Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right./AEB] on page 89. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. After taking the picture. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. comp.

1 Display the Quick Control screen. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. After taking the picture. With the shooting settings displayed.38).<S> key to select [y*]. Press the [Flash exposure comp. comp. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. To make the flash exposure brighter.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. comp] (p.89). You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. turn the <6> dial to the right. setting] option. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. 88 .] will be displayed at the bottom.149). press the <Q> button (p. turn the <6> dial to the left. 2 Select [y]. Select [Flash exp. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder./ AEB] menu (p.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero.

Under the [2] tab.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. and increased exposure. 89 . then press <0>./AEB]. the AEB amount. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. Press <0> to set it. select [Expo. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. comp. comp. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). You can then choose the best exposure. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. When you press the shutter button halfway. AEB amount picture. decreased exposure. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely./AEB].

70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. etc. and increased exposure. Using AEB with exposure compensation. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). AEB will be applied. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. With <q> set. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. decreased exposure. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. flash recycling is complete. decreased exposure. 90 .103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots.57). If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. you can take three continuous shots. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. and increased exposure. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. If <i> continuous shooting (p.

1 Select [Picture Style]. The Detail set.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. select [Picture Style]. screen will appear.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To customize [Monochrome]. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. take test shots. parameter. 91 .then press the Select Style. To see the resulting effects. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. <B> button. then press <0>. the 4 SetPress parameter. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. then press <0>. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. see page 93. Under the [2] tab.

set it toward the E end. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to G. the softer the image will look. the crisper the image will look. the blander the image will look. the bolder the colors will look. The closer it is to H. To increase the contrast. set it toward the plus end. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors.] in step 3. To make the skin tone redder. 92 . The closer it is to G.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To increase the color saturation. The closer it is to H. To make it less sharp. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. The closer it is to F. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to E. set it toward the minus end. To decrease the color saturation. the redder the skin tone will look. To make the skin tone less red. By selecting [Default set. the sharper the image will look. set it toward the plus end. To decrease the contrast. To make it sharper. The closer it is to G. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to H. set it toward the F end. the more diluted the colors will look.

A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. The blue sky will look quite dark. It can make the image look more impressive. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. and the white clouds will look crisper. Skin tones and lips will look fine. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. you can create a monochrome image in that color. The sunset will look more brilliant. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. The blue sky will look slightly darker. The blue sky will look more natural. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. 93 . you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more.

then press the Select [User Def. The Detail set. then press <0>. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. 1]. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. [User Def. press With [Picture <0>. Under the [2] tab. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. select [Picture Style]. 2 Select [User Def. 2]. 3].A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. Style. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different.*]. select the Picture Style here. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. <B> button. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. 94 .]. or [User Def. 3 Press <0>. 1 Select [Picture Style]. Style] selected. then press <0>. screen will appear.

To shoot with the registered Picture Style. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. the 6 SetPress parameter. For details.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. *] settings will revert to the default. then press <0>.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. *] will be displayed in blue. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style.144). 95 . see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. *] and then shoot. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. *]. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. all the [User Def. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. then press <0>. *].

Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. select [Color space]. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.0 (Exif 2. For normal shooting. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. the color space. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. With this camera. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore).21). About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. The ICC profile is not appended. Adobe RGB. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. In Basic Zone modes. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. then [sRGB] press <0>. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. 1 Select [Color space].21).0 (Exif 2. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. sRGB is recommended.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. 96 . sRGB is set automatically.

AE lock is applied at the center AF point. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). Press the shutter button halfway. button. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. The exposure setting will be displayed. 1 Focus the subject. This is called AE lock. and take picture.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. It is effective for backlit subjects.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. then recompose and take the shot. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. Each time you press the <A> button.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. it locks the current auto exposure setting. 97 . AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p.

a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. the <D> icon will blink. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. <A> button. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. 4 Take the picture. Each time you press the <A> button. 98 . The flash is fired to take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. In the viewfinder. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. then press the <A> button. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash.

the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. The plain. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. You can set any white balance. [White appear. The “Approx. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. In Basic Zone modes. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. Normally. <Q> will be set automatically. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. 2 Select the white balance. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. 1 Photograph a white object.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Spot metering circle 99 . ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. white object should fill the spot metering circle. then press <0>.

Press the <U> key to select <O>. then press <0>.76). When the menu reappears. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. Instead of a white object. a correct white balance might not be obtained. select [OK] and the data will be imported. data. then press <0>. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. press the <M> button to exit the menu. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. 100 . select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. it cannot be selected in step 3. 4 Select the custom white balance. On the dialog screen which appears. Press the <WB> button. then press <0>.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. If you do step 3. 2 Select [Custom tab. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off.

Under the [2] tab. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. the correction. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. A is amber. and G is green. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT].) Sample setting: A2. then press <0>. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. M is magenta. On the upper right. G1 101 . One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. B is for blue. During the white balance correction. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set.

Blue (B) bias. In step 2 for white balance correction. Since three images are recorded for one shot. the card will take longer to record the shot. Magenta (M) bias. Standard white balance. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). On the right. During WB bracketing. Standard white balance. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. Amber (A) bias. Green (G) bias. and 3. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. and 3. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). or 1. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. 102 . and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. 2. Set the white balance bracketing amount. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. 2. when you turn the <6> dial. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. “BKT” stands for Bracketing.

103 . flash exposure compensation. The default setting is [Standard]. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. then press <0>. Under the [2] tab. noise might increase. the setting. set this to [Disable] first. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. [Standard] is set automatically. For RAW images. the correction is done when the image is captured. the image might still come out bright. then press <0>. 3 Take the picture. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. In Basic Zone modes. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. If you want a darker exposure.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. With JPEG images.

The default setting is [Enable]. screen. select [Peripheral illumin. the correction is done when the image is captured. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. With JPEG images. Under the [1] tab. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. correct.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. then press <0>. then press <0>. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. 3 Take the picture.]. the four corners of the picture might look darker. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).]. For RAW images. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. correct. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 .

With EOS Utility (provided software). the correction amount will be lower. if you select [Enable]. For JPEG images already captured. the lower the correction amount will be. Depending on shooting conditions. If the lens does not have distance information. 25 lenses. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. The higher the ISO speed. 105 . the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. For details. even if [Correction data available] is displayed.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. In step 2. When using a non-Canon lens. noise might appear on the image periphery. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses.

mirror lockup is effective. delay. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. 106 . Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. it will go back down automatically. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. The mirror will swing up. then the picture is taken 2 sec. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. later. but no picture will be taken.195). the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. press the transmit button. When you press the shutter button completely. press the shutter button completely. later. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. 1 Focus the subject. In such cases. Remote control shooting. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). the mirror locks up. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. there will be a shutter-release sound. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. Do not point the camera toward the sun. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. single shooting will take effect.

camera shake can cause blurred images. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. 107 .Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. Using a tripod is recommended.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. This is called “Live View shooting. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. For details.

picture. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting.113-120). 100%. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. 108 . the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. When you press the shutter button halfway. 2 Focus the subject. After the image review ends. Press the <A> button.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. focus manual focus (p. with AF or Before shooting. The image’s field of view is approx.

Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. During Live View shooting. set [Live View shoot. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). but only one shot will be taken. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. do not point the lens toward the sun. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122.] to [Enable].A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. When flash is used. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. there will be two shutter sounds. 30 min. 109 . 1 hr.

it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. If flash is used or bulb is set. the information display will change. However. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white.or bright-light conditions. If <g> is blinking. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. 110 .A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.

pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. 111 . 1 Press the <Q> button.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. and AF mode. function and set it. you can also set the white balance. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Picture Style. drive mode. the AF points will also be displayed. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. In Creative Zone modes. When <f> is selected. and Auto Lighting Optimizer.

[6 Sensor cleaning]. or [Quick mode] (p.114). 112 . you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. (camera power remains on). The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting.167. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. the Live View shooting will be terminated. you can display grid lines. Even while the Live View image is displayed. During continuous shooting.204) for Live View shooting. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. [u Live mode] (p.118). [7 Clear settings]. 169).113). you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. or [7 Firmware Ver. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately).]. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. In Creative Zone modes. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off].139). The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. p.

If you want to achieve precise focus.114). and [Quick mode] (p. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed.120). set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. press the <L> button.118). achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. Press the <A> button. and focus manually (p. The AF point < > will appear. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. Select the AF mode. To return the AF point to the center. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. AF point 2 Move the AF point. Under [6 Live View function settings]. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). 113 . While the Live View image is displayed. p. select [AF mode]. magnify the image. [u Live mode] (face detection. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Also. 1 Display the Live View image.

the AF point will turn orange. Have the target person face the camera. If multiple faces are detected. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. picture. <q> will be displayed. When a face is detected. When focus is achieved. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. 114 . 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. 1 Display the Live View image. human faces are detected and focused. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused.108). If focus is not achieved. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p.Using AF to Focus the subject. Press the <A> button.

halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. or partially hidden. When you press the <L> button. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. If the focus is way off. If a face cannot be detected. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture.113). Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. 115 . The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. too bright or too dark.108). The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. If focus is not achieved. the <p> will be grayed out. face detection will not be possible. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. When focus is achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the AF point will turn orange. picture. titled horizontally or diagonally. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>.

If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. Even when focus has been achieved. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. then take the picture. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. If this happens. the focus might be off. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. In the u Live mode. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. 116 . the image will be magnified at the AF point. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. return to the normal view and autofocus. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image.

Night scenes or points of light. flat surfaces. Subjects strongly reflecting light.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. or pattern keeps changing. Extremely small subjects. Under a light source whose brightness. Subjects at the edge of the picture. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. 117 . Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. color. Subjects in low light. A special effects filter is used. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera.

Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point.<Q> button.66). The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Although you can focus the target area quickly. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. Press the <A> button. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. 118 . AF point 1 Display the Live View image.

the reflex mirror will go back down. The AF point used to focus will light in red. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. The Live View image will turn off.108). When focus is achieved. and AF will be executed. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway.Using AF to Focus the subject. 119 . picture.

the magnified image. the image. 120 . To return the magnifying frame to the center. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. picture. After achieving focus. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. Each time you press the <u> button. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. 2 Move the magnifying frame. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. press the <u> button to return to the normal view.108). press the <L> button.

the <E> icon may appear on the screen. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. If this happens. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. such as the sun. However. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. In low light. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. However. If you point the camera in a different direction. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. When you magnify the image. the image quality might degrade. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. 121 . the screen might flicker. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. If the light source within the image changes. If you then continue with Live View shooting.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest.

FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. During the magnified view. This is to prevent image degradation. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red.191). Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. 122 . Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. the image will be captured in the normal view.) may appear. Even if you take the picture during magnified view.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. etc. Before taking a long exposure. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. noise (banding. the exposure might not come out as desired. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. dots of light. If you take the picture during magnified view.

6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. the movie might not be recorded properly. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. 123 . And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. the movie might not playback properly. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). To check the card’s read/write speed. The movie recording format will be MOV.

While the movie is being shot. 124 .167.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. 169). Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. do not point the lens toward the sun. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. the camera will focus with the current AF mode.movie. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. When you press the shutter button halfway. If necessary. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. To stop movie shooting.113-120). 2 Focus the subject. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 3 Shooting the movie. During movie shooting. press <A> again. The reflex mirror will make a sound.

If you use Movie crop. bottom.131). The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. you can set the exposure compensation. press the <S> button.16).16). 20 min. The ISO speed. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. the top. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. shutter speed. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.97). and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. size] setting (p. 40 min.5mm dia. During movie shooting.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. and aperture are set automatically. 1 hr. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. 1 hr. 125 . left.126) on the screen’s bottom left. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.

the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. the information display will change. When movie shooting starts. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. 126 .k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button.

then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. turn the <6> dial. . hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. aperture. and ISO speed for movie shooting. To set the aperture.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. then press <0>. the speed. . • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . 2 Select [Movie exposure]. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec.1/60 sec. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>.[Movie Under the [o] tab. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. 3 Select [Manual].6400 127 . The reflex mirror will make a sound. select exposure]. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec.1/30 sec. To set the shutter speed. then press <0>. Select [Manual]. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users.

When shooting a movie of a moving subject.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. to 1/125 sec. shutter speed.173). If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. due to the drive of the lens aperture. The faster the shutter speed. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. the movie image might flicker. 128 . Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. will be recorded. With manual exposure shooting. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. the shooting mode. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. is recommended.124). you should not zoom while shooting a movie. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. With Auto ISO. and aperture will not be displayed.

Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). If you take a still photo during movie shooting. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . 1 sec. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx.

movierecording size. the AF points will also be displayed. When <f> is selected. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. function and set it. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. image-recording quality (for still photos). The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 130 . 1 Press the <Q> button. Picture Style. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Auto Lighting Optimizer. and AF mode. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom.

The aspect ratio will be 4:3. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. in [Live mode].). it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. Still photos cannot be taken. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. Japan.). the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. etc. 131 . • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. China. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. Australia.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). Korea. Russia. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. Mexico. etc. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. Also. : Standard-definition recording quality. This shooting mode is called Movie crop.

press the <A> button. [u Live mode]. 49 min. To start movie shooting again. 39 min. or [Quick mode]. 300. AF is possible during movie shooting. approx. 1 hr. 59 sec. 330 MB/min. 24 min. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. However. you can extract a still image from the movie. and approx. continuous autofocusing is not possible. If the AF mode is [Quick mode].) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. 165 MB/min. (A new movie file starts being recorded. 132 . If you autofocus during movie shooting. You can select [Live mode]. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 12 min. 330 MB/min. AF during k When [Enable] is set. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). AF will be executed in Live mode. 49 min.000 pixels at [640x480]. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie.

Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. press the <w> button. For AF. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. For AF. p. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. • AF/AF lock. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. AE lock is not possible.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. Press the <w> button for AE lock. While holding down the <w> button. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. • AE/AF. still photo shooting will take effect. 133 . no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. press the <w> button. AE lock is not possible. then press the transmit button. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture.

5mm dia. you can display grid lines. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed.16). Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. shutter speed. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . If [Enable] is set. set this option to [Auto]. 134 . Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.6400. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On].127).Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. and aperture for movie shooting (p. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. highlight detail will be improved.

Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. If you take still photos during movie shooting. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. If the card has a fast writing speed. First. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. the movie shooting might stop. the faster the indicator will climb upward. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. you should set the IS switch to <2>. If the indicator becomes full. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. The slower the card.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. 135 .126) will be displayed in red. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal.

the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the image quality may be degraded. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. 169) and shoot a movie.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. 136 . If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. the movie shooting will stop automatically. When not shooting. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720].167. However. If this happens. turn off the camera. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. However. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. The image quality of movies is not affected. the sound will be properly recorded.

153) 7 137 .143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.138) Card Reminder (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.

During the image review. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. then press <0>. select [Image review]. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. Under the [1] tab. the image display will end. Under the [1] tab. and you cannot release the shutter. If [Off] is set. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. 138 . then press <0>. then press <0>. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. Select [Disable]. select [Release shutter without card]. Under the [1] tab. select [Beep]. Select the desired review time. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. then press <0>. If [Hold] is set. then press <0>.

When checking the exposure of an image. Under the [6] tab. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. 139 . then press <0>. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. select [LCD brightness]. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off.. select [Auto power off]. If [Off] has been set. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. To turn on the LCD monitor again. press the <B> button. You can set this auto power-off time. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. then press <0>. Select the desired power-off time. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. With the adjustment screen displayed.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. then press <0>. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc.

The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. Select one. select [File numbering]. Under the [5] tab. The available settings are described below. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. If you want to use continuous file numbering. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. You can change how the file number is assigned. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. Even after you replace the card. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. then press <0>. then press <0>.JPG.

JPG” for JPEG images. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. For both JPEG and RAW images.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. you should use a newly-formatted card. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. the file name will start with “IMG_”.CR2” for RAW images. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. When you reset the file numbering manually. Each time you replace the card. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. To restart the file numbering from 0001. 141 . If the file number in folder No. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. MOV” for movies. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. the file numbering restarts from 0001. After the manual reset. for example. 999 reaches 9999. The extension will be “. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. Replace it with a new card. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. and “. “.

Use the software provided with the camera instead. On the camera’s LCD monitor. Select one. It will be rotated. then playback the image. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. Also. Under the [5] tab. The setting of this feature can be changed. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. The available settings are described below. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. then press <0>. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. but the image does not rotate during playback. select [Auto rotate]. then press <0>. 142 . The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. [OnPD] is set. In such a case. Set [OnPD]. the image might not rotate for playback. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured.

101)/ WB bracketing (p.102) Live View shooting (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.96) WB correction (p. While the menu is displayed.150) 143 .Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.138) Auto power off (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.107) Red-eye reduction (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.146) Date/Time (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.29) Beeper (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.

3 Select [OK]. 1 Select [Clear settings]. then press <0>.Fn)]. (C. then press <0>. select [Clear all camera settings]. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. 144 . select [Clear settings]. then press <0>. desired setting. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. select [Clear all Custom Func. Under the [7] tab. Select [OK]. then press <0>. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings.

Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Enable Enable 2 sec.

then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. When you exit the menu. 146 . select [Screen color]. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. Select [LCD auto off]. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. Select [Screen color]. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Select the desired color. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. select [LCD auto off]. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen.

setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. [Flash firing] Normally. setting] The [Built-in flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. If [Disable] is set. setting]. 147 . Select [Flash control]. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. setting] and [External flash func. The functions displayed under [External flash func. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. [Built-in flash func. set this to [Enable].3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. Select [Built-in flash func. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. select [Flash control]. The flash control screen will appear. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. The flash functions will be displayed. setting] and [External flash func. setting] or [External flash func. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>.

you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. you can also set [Hi-speed]. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. and once immediately before the exposure ends. 148 . If [2nd curtain] is set. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. * For other flash modes. [Zoom]. However. If an external Speedlite is attached. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. and [Wireless set. setting] and [External flash func. With 2nd curtain sync. Shutter sync.]. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. This is for advanced users. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. For details. Normally. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect..

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. 154 . If the power is cut off. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. • Setting the power switch to <2>. • Opening the battery compartment cover. Clean the sensor with care. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. never do any of the following. A brush can scratch the sensor. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the power is turned off. • Opening the card slot cover.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor.

Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. 155 . Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.

156 . Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. display. 1 Playback the image. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. 4 images and one image displayed. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. 3 Select the image. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. When you press the <x> button. the last captured image will be displayed.

On the single-image display.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. On the bottom right. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. 157 . then press <0>. press the <V> key. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. the jump method and current image location are indicated. by jumping. select either one to display only movies or stills. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. 1 Select the jump method. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. To change the jump method. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. select [Date]. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. turn the <6> dial.

press the <u> button. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. Magnified area position around image. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. 1 Magnify the image. To exit the magnified display. During image playback. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. If you hold down the button. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. If you hold down the <u> button. The image will be magnified.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. 158 .5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. A movie cannot be magnified. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification.

you need not rotate the image as described above. 1 Select [Rotate]. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. A movie cannot be rotated. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. Under the [3] tab. then press <0>. You can also select an image on the index display. 2 Select the image. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. select [Rotate].b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. repeat steps 2 and 3. To exit and return to the menu. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. <0>. 3 Rotate the image. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated.142) before taking vertical shots. press the <M> button. 159 .

the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable.167. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. 160 . A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show.k Enjoying Movies Basically. Playback on a TV set (p. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot.

For details on commercially-available software. inquire the software maker. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. see the PDF file instruction manual. 161 . For smooth movie playback. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). use a high-performance personal computer.

you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. then press <0>. Press the <x> button to display the image. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. press On <0>. movie. For more details on the playback procedure. Select The movie will start playing. Speaker the movie. 162 . During movie playback. As movies cannot be played on the index display. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. 3 Pressthe single-image display. With the single-image display. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. see the next page. <0>. 4 Playback[7] (Play). During the index display.

The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. Displays the movie’s first frame. it will rewind the movie.173). Each time you press <0>. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. During the single-image display. If you hold down <0>. Each time you press <0>. 169) to playback a movie. 30 min. the still photo will be displayed for approx. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. it will fast forward the movie. during the movie playback. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. If you hold down <0>. a single previous frame is displayed. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display.) 163 . Displays the editing screen (p. 2 hr.164). Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial.167. the movie will play frame-byframe. Displays the movie’s last frame. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 1 sec. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop.

3 Check the edited movie. [New file] will not be selectable. press <0>. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. The editing screen will be displayed. 164 . Then press <0>. select [X]. After deciding which part to edit out. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). then press <0>. 1 On the movie playback screen. To cancel the editing. be edited out. select [2] and press <0>. To save it and overwrite the original movie file.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. select [Overwrite]. increments (position indicated by [X]). To change the editing. Select The save screen will appear. To save it as a new movie. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). If the card does not have enough room. select [New file]. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. then press <0>. go back to step 2. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. increments. 4 Save the[W]. movie.

1 Select [Slide show]. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Then press <0>. then press <0>. Only the movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. The [Select date] screen will appear. If you selected [iDate]. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . then press <0>. then press <0>. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Under the [3] tab. select [Slide show]. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills].

169. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. then press <0>.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. The display time may vary depending on the image. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. 5 Quit the slide show. For still photos. During pause. the slide show will start. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. the key to select [Set up]. see pages 167. you can press the <U> key to view another image. To pause the slide show.. During pause. press <0>. press the <M> button. After [Loading image. To view the slide show on a TV set. then press the <M> button. Press <0> again to resume the slide show.. During movie playback. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. auto power off will not take effect. 166 .] is displayed. During auto playback. During the slide show. Press then press <0>. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start].

4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. * Depending on the TV set. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. turn off the camera and television. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. To playback movies. 167 . Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. insert it into the <D> terminal. see page 162. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. button. you can change the display format. By pressing the <B> button.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. part of the image displayed might be cut off. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera.

168 . press the remote control’s / button to select an option. Press the / button to select an option. then press <0>. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. then press the Enter button. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Then press the Enter button. In such a case. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. then press <0>. then press the Enter button. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. The menu will appear. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. When the camera is connected to a TV set. Under the [4] tab. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Select [Enable]. When you press the camera’s <x> button. For a slide show. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. Doing so may cause a malfunction. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. image.

may not operate properly. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. and use the camera to control the playback operation. In such a case. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. see the TV set’s instruction manual. 169 . For details. the images will not be displayed properly. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. button. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. see page 162. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. Certain TV sets. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal.) To playback movies. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable.

press <0> again. To exit the image protection. If you format the card (p. Under the [3] tab. The menu will reappear. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. the protected images will also be erased. then press <0>.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. 1 Select [Protect images].172). The <K> icon will disappear. To erase a protected image. select [Protect images]. Once an image is protected. To protect another image. then press <0>. Image protect icon protect it. To cancel the image protection. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. only the protected images will remain. repeat step 2. you must first cancel the protection. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. The protect setting screen will appear. 170 . press the <M> button. If you erase all the images (p. When an image is protected.42).

2 Press the <L> button. The Select [Erase]. Protected images (p. protect them. press <0>. you can erase multiple images at one time. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. 171 . Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. 3 Erase the image. select [Erase images].170) will not be erased. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. it cannot be recovered.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. then press <0>. 1 Select [Erase images]. then image displayed will be erased. Once an image is erased. Under the [3] tab.

repeat step 3. 4 Erase the images. all the images in the card will be erased. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. To erase other images.42). then press <0>. press the <I> button.L Erasing Images images]. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. press the <u> button. 172 . to be erased. Select [OK]. To return to the single-image display. Press the <L> button. format the card (p. The selected images will be erased. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. To display the three-image display. The images will be displayed. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. To also erase protected images. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages].

the movie icon <k/ >. the 73 file size is displayed.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. <G> will be displayed. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . you can switch the shooting information display. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. 173 . recording size <A/B/C>. * For movie files.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. recording format <D>.

green.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. The more pixels there are toward the left. If there are too many pixels on the left. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. And the more pixels there are toward the right. the respective color information will be lacking. the darker the image. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. 174 . the highlight detail will be lost. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. the shadow detail will be lost. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. And the more pixels there are toward the right. And if there are too many pixels on the right. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. the darker and less prominent the color. If there are too many pixels on the left. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. and blue). Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. the color will be too saturated with no detail. the brighter and denser the color. the brighter the image.

185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. etc.Printing Images Printing (p. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. quantity to print.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. 9 175 . Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p.

refer to the printer’s instruction manual. 176 . the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. up the printer. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 2 SetFor details. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. To connect to the printer. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. Some printers may make a beeping sound. 4 Turn on the printer.

make sure it is fully charged. On the print setting screen. first turn off the camera and printer. 3. For direct printing. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. 2. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. 4 hours is possible. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. do the following: 1. Press the <x> button to playback the image.184). 177 .Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. Press the < The image will appear. Before disconnecting the cable. select [Print]. printing up to approx. Movies cannot be printed. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. 6 Playback thex> button. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. To find out what’s wrong. With a fully-charged battery. it indicates a problem with the printer. Press <0>. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5.

Returns to the screen in step 1. <0>. The paper size. 3 Select [Paper settings]. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. 178 . type.183). Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. For details. * Depending on the printer.setting screen will appear. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. Some settings might not be available. and layout.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer.then press Select [Paper settings]. see the printer’s instruction manual. 0 2 Press <print>. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Sets the quantity to be printed. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p.180). Starts the printing. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. Sets the paper size. and layout you have set are displayed. The paper settings screen will appear. type.

exposure compensation amount. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. the print will have borders. 8. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. 9. ISO speed. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings.. The print setting screen will reappear. then press <0>. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. or 20 images on one sheet. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. The print will have no borders. On A4 or Letter size paper. the camera name. Option to print 2. The page layout screen will appear. shutter speed. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. lens name.185) will be printed. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. shooting mode. will be imprinted. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. The paper type screen will appear.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. * From the Exif data. 4. aperture. 179 . When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. then press <0>. white balance. then press <0>. 16. etc.

Select the desired printing effect. The image noise is reduced before printing. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left.182). Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>.need not set necessary. bluish blacks. go to step 5. then press <0>. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. However. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. then press <0>. Prints in black-and-white with cool. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. yellowish blacks.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. No automatic correction will be applied. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. see the printer’s instruction manual. If you any printing effects. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. * When you change the printing effects. 180 . For details. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors.

183) will not be applied. necessary.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. To stop the printing. you can print another image using the same settings. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. Set as desired. Select <I>. all the settings will revert to the default. Set the number of copies. With Easy printing. then press <0>. any trimming (p. then select [OK]. then press <0>. Set as necessary. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed.) Also. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. 7 Start printing. With Easy printing. If image tilt correction (p. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. Select [Print].144). Just select the image and press the <l> button. then press <0>. it may take longer to print the image. the number of copies will always be 1. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are.183) has been applied. then press <0>. (You cannot set the number of copies. then press <0>. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. Select <R>. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. 181 .

Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. Red-eye corr. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. When [On] is set.127) or highlight level (128 . With the Adjust levels screen displayed. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. To adjust the [Color balance].255). you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. When you select [Detail set. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . press the <B> button. [Color tone]. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. select the printing effect. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. [Saturation]. the red eye will be corrected for printing.] effects will not show on the screen. you can adjust the [Contrast]. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. B is for blue.]. and [Color balance]. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. If you select [Clear all]. A is amber. M is magenta. and G is green. When [On] is set. the face will be brightened for printing. 182 . use the <S> keys. You can then adjust the printing effect.

The smaller the trimming frame. select [Trimming]. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations.5-degree increments. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. and aspect ratio. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. the size of the trimming frame will change. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. 1 On the print setting screen. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. 2 Set the trimming frame size. When you adjust the image tilt. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. Do the trimming right before printing. 183 . you may have to set the trimming again. The print setting screen will reappear. position.

If you look at the image on a TV screen. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. After fixing the problem. Press <0> to stop printing. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. resume printing. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. etc. The smaller you make the trimming frame. For details on how to fix a printing problem. While trimming the image. and check the waste ink tank. the grainier the picture will look on the print. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately.wPrinting Depending on the printer. no paper. 184 . see the printer’s instruction manual. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. For details on resuming the printing.

then press <0>. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. and file No. the option as desired. Select [Set up]. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. then press <0>. then press <0>. Under the [3] tab. Select the option to be set.].] 185 .) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. Select the desired setting. then press <0>. 2 Select [Set up]. imprinting. [Print type] [Date] [File No.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. (They cannot be set individually for each image. [Date]. date imprinting. select [Print order]. and [File No.

Also. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. [On] imprints the file No.] are set to [On]. the print order may not be possible. the date or file No. Even if [Date] and [File No. Next.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. The print order screen will reappear. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. Prints both the standard and index prints. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. With [Index] prints. If this happens with your printer. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. on the print. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Press the <7> button. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. depending on the image type. 186 . both the [Date] and [File No. select [Sel. 4 Exit the setting. When printing with DPOF. The print order may not work or may be overwritten.

RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. After completing the print order. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. If you select [Clear all on card]. print no more than 400 images for one print order. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. press the <u> button. 187 . Even if you select “All image”. If you specify more than this. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. press the <I> button.Image Select and order images one by one. To return to the single-image display. To display the three-image display. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. When using a PictBridge printer. all the images might not be printed. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing.

W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. 1 Prepare to print. select [Print order]. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. 5 Select [OK]. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. select [Resume]. See page 176. If [Bordered] is set. 2 Under the [3] tab. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. you can easily print images with DPOF. 3 Select [Print]. • When you paused the printing. be sure to set the paper size. Depending on the printer. Before printing. the card’s remaining capacity was low. see page 184. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. [Manual] cannot be selected. (p. • When you set the index.180) if necessary. If a problem occurs during printing. 188 . Under [Adjust levels].178) Set the printing effects (p. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible.

Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . You can do it with Custom Functions.

Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. then press <0>. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. 4 Exit the the <M> button. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. then press <0>.. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions.Fn)]. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. 190 . the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. Under the [7] tab. select [Clear all Custom Func. select [Custom Functions (C. setting. then press <0>. Press to select the setting (number). Custom Function No. At the bottom of the screen.144).Fn)].3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. (C.

Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.195 p.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p. C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.193 p.195 k C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.196 p. (Settings are disabled. speed in Av mode p.194 k k k C.) 191 .194 p.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p.173). 197 .3 Custom Function SettingsN C. the <L> icon will appear. To verify whether the image is original.

then press <0>. Menu]. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. press the <M> button. the desired items. You can register up to six items in My Menu. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. 198 . To return to the screen in step 2. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. select [My Menu settings]. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. Under the [9] tab. With [z] displayed. Then press <0>. press the <V> key to change the order. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. then press <0>. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. On the confirmation dialog.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. then Select [Register to My press <0>. then Select press <0>. 1 Select [My Menu settings].

Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. press the After <M> button to exit. The text entry screen will appear.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. 3 Enter text. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. 4 Exit theentering the text. select [Copyright information]. 1 Select [Copyright information].] to check the copyright information currently set. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. setting. then press <0>. option. then press <0>. 199 . Select [Display copyright info. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. Under the [7] tab.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information.

Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). Exiting After completing the text entry. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Entering text In the bottom area. then press <0> to enter it. press the <S> key to select a character. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. 200 . press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2.

etc. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. system accessories.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. 11 201 .

etc.) In such cases. computer keyboards. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. For details. see the Extender’s instruction manual. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually.48). AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF.6 or smaller (larger f/number).) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. etc. see page 117. solid-color walls. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. etc. 202 .) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. etc.

Close the cover. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. After using the camera.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 203 .Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). unplug the power plug from the power outlet. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. the DC cord. 1 Connect the power cord.

Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. delay. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. 204 . the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. When focus is achieved. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. The camera will autofocus. During wireless remote control. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used.71). Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button.4 feet from the camera. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources.

1 Remove the eyecup. 205 . Push the bottom of the eyecup upward.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. To prevent this. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. eyepiece cover. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. During Live View shooting and movie shooting.23) attached to the camera strap. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. use the eyepiece cover (p. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal.

External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. setting].] to be set.] can be set for [External flash func.147). the flash will fire at full output only. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. only [Flash exp. 206 . In other words. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . comp] and [E-TTL II meter. For detailed instructions.

207 . When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. shoot in the manual flash mode. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. the flash can be fired at full output only. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. or slower. It might not fire. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode.

1 Insert an Eye-Fi card.]. please check with the card manufacturer.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. then press <0>. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. To set up. please check with the card manufacturer. Without approval. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. set [Enable]. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. 4 Display the connection information. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. (p. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. Select [Connection info. use of the card is not permitted. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). transmission. If you set [Disable]. 208 . select settings]. then press <0>.] to Press <0>. then press <0>.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems.

and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. For transferred images. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. Because of the transmission function. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. For details. The battery power will be consumed faster. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. If the image transfer does not work. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. auto power off will not take effect. 6 Take the picture.] is set to [Disable]. 209 . Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. is displayed in the detailed information display (p.58). an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. airports. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. Turn the camera off and on again. In hospitals. see the card’s instruction manual. it may still transmit a signal. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. During the image transfer. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

211 . *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. [Remote control] can be set. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *4: For autoexposure only. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56.

Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 2. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. [y] Shooting 3.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. 1. 212 . and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / 8 sec. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. [7] Set-up 3.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. / 4 sec.

6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 15 min. / 4 min. 400 / Max. 3200 / Max. 213 . / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 1 min. 1600 / Max.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / 2 min. / 8 min. 800 / Max.

(C.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year. month. min.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . sec. day) and time (hour..

no AE lock / AE/AF. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].]. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. WB Shift/BKT. / 30 sec. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. comp. the [Expo. / 16 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. / 1 min. Live View function settings 215 . Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. Under the [2] tab. / 10 min. The [y] Shooting 3.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. / 30 min. [7] Set-up 3.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>.44). the power will turn off automatically.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. The battery charger’s lamp blinks.26).26).24). contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. 218 . If this happens. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. When the image recording is completed. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. Recharge the battery (p.31). disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. Press the <B> button (p. If there is a problem with the battery charger. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem.

set the IS switch to <1>.37. a picture cannot be taken. To prevent camera shake. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. 171). If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. Purchase a new one. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p.24). Auto power off is in effect. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. The card is not properly inserted (p. If the card is full. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. 123). Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded.31. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p.107. The image is out of focus.33). the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. the number of possible shots will decrease. 37). The camera turns off by itself.31). set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. 219 . The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. or focus manually (p.36.31). press the shutter button gently (p. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. 69).

This also applies to movie shooting (p.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.192). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. ISO 100 can be set (p. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].). If you shoot at night when the background is dark.193). 220 . The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. see page 42 or 224. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].194).134). If a card error message is displayed. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. ISO 100 cannot be set. When I use the <f> mode with flash. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. etc.134). the shutter speed becomes slow. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. This also applies to movie shooting (p. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p.194).Fn)] menu. If it is set to [Strong]. or [Disable]. ISO 100 cannot be set. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. [Low].Fn)] menu.

If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. When a movie is played. If you use flash. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. camera operation noise can be heard.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. etc. To find out the card’s read/write speed. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. movie shooting may stop automatically. 59 sec.135).. This is normal. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. The movie shooting terminates by itself. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. 221 . The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. movie shooting will stop automatically.109). Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. If the card’s writing speed is slow.

If the image has been protected. the first character will be an underscore (p. use a soft cloth to clean it. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. 222 . it cannot be erased (p. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. If Adobe RGB is set. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). It will return to normal at room temperature. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. The image cannot be erased. If you use a card which already has images recorded. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. In low or high temperatures. Set the color space to sRGB. If the LCD monitor is dirty.40).170). The file numbering does not start from 0001. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image.140).96).

SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.167. 223 . Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). Depending on the card reader and computer OS used.169). connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. In such a case. 169). This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. The correct date and time has not been set (p.29). The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear.180). No image appears on the TV screen. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer.214). Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. The card reader does not detect the card.

Turn the camera off and on again. Replace card. 20. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. 04 Replace the card. 42).31. Operate the power switch. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. 01 02 05 224 . Countermeasures No. an error message will appear. 80 again.27). If there is a problem with the camera. on again or re-install the battery. Clean the lens contacts. erase unnecessary images.27). 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. or use a Canon lens (p. 26) * If the error still persists. Operate the power switch (p. replace the card. 16). The built-in flash could not be raised.13.27. 42). 10.Error Codes Error No. Card cannot be accessed. remove and install the battery pack 70. Follow the onscreen instructions. 40.31. 171. 50. Remove and insert the card again. Cannot save images because card is full. Turn the camera off and 30. Shooting is not possible due to an error. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. or format the card (p. Turn the camera off and on again. or format the card (p. write down the error No. Operate the power switch (p. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. 60.

Tungsten light.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. Landscape. 4.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. SDXC memory card 22.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx.3 x 14. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Flash).Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. White fluorescent light.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. 18. Portrait. 8. Neutral. SDHC memory card. Faithful. 17. 17. 1 . User Def.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto.0 JPEG. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. Monochrome. Shade. single-lens reflex. Preset (Daylight. 1. Manual.3 Auto. Cloudy. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 .

Flash Off. shutter-priority AE.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . Program).6400 Auto. AI Servo AF. Sports.+1. 95% Magnification: Approx. Night Portrait. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. aperture-priority AE. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . 0. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. Portrait.5 .0 . ISO 100 .or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . Landscape. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. depth-of-field AE.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx.18 (at 23°C/73°F. ISO 100) One-Shot AF.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). Close-up. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. Creative Auto.4 USM lens. AI Focus AF.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . phase detection 9 AF points EV -0.

3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. delay and 10-sec. or 2-sec. Available range varies by shooting mode. bulb (Total shutter speed range. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. approx. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.7 shots/sec. 1/4000 sec.4 USM lens. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx.) • Flash Retractable. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 .or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. 3 sec. auto pop-up flash Guide No. self-timer with 10sec. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 .: 13/43 (ISO 100. 3. (Full Auto mode). to 1/60 sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx.. continuous shooting. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. to 30 sec. Max. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. X-sync at 1/200 sec.

25p: 25. 24p: 23. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min.976 fps. 330 MB/min.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .94 fps. 60p: 59.04 million dots Approx.6400 (in whole-stop increments).00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.7 cm (3 inches) with approx.97 fps.4 USM lens. 330 MB/min.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 165 MB/min. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . 50p: 50. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 1.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.00 fps. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 .

5x . 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. by shooting date. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. Single image + Info (Basic info. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. approx. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . by movie. 9-image index. video/audio OUT. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. histogram).1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image.5mm dia. 1. detailed info. 4-image index. approx. jump by 10 or 100 images.

40°C / 43°F .8 x 3.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.40°C / 32°F .4 x 55. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C . • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .2 mm / 1. Approx.40°C / 43°F .5 mm / 2.7 oz.1 x 3.6 x 2. 52 g / 1. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.5 mm / 2.0 in. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.1 x 3.5 x 75.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .104°F During shooting: 0°C . Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . Weight: Approx.9 oz.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. Weight: Approx. Approx.4 in. 530 g / 18.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.3 mm / 5.8 x 97. 475 g / 16. 82 g / 2.1 x 15.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.4 in.7 x 1.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C . 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .2 in.5 x 0.40°C / 32°F .40°C / 43°F .7 x 1.8 oz.1 x 3.9 oz.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37. 82 g / 2.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .8 oz.

8 in.5-5.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. diameter x length: 68.4 x 101 mm / 3. Weight: Approx. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. 200 g / 7.8 in. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max. (327 x 503 mm / 12.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.67 x 45 mm / 8. diameter x length: 75. 455 g / 16.48 ft.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .0 x 4. Weight: Approx.6 x 1.2.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . consult the respective lens maker.0 x 4.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.25 m / 0. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.5 x 70 mm / 2. magnification: 0. magnification: 0. (From image sensor plane) Max.8 in. (75 x 112 mm / 3.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .7 x 2.61 ft.49 m / 1.25 m / 0.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .45 m / 1.5-5. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.1 oz. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.0 in.1 x 5.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .9 x 19.82 ft.4 in.0 oz.3 . (at 0.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.82 ft. 231 .

. LLC. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e.0 and Exif 2. HDMI. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories.. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.g. HDMI logo. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. 232 . Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.21 (also called “Exif Print”).” * Notice displayed in English as required. in the United States and other countries. etc. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.

Also. skin. follow the safeguards below: . remove it immediately. and explosions. If a child swallows the battery. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. This is to prevent fire or an explosion.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. and clothing. power sources. excessive heat. It may cause an accident. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. • If excessive heat. It may impair the person’s vision. do not exceed the recharging time. .Do not short-circuit. . death. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. . or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. deforms. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. This is to prevent an explosion or fire.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. consult a physician immediately. connecting cables. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. See a physician immediately. smoke. This is to prevent electrical shock. When using flash to photograph an infant. chemical leakage. or clothing. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. keep at least 1 meter away. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. . • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. heat generation. or emits smoke or fumes.104°F). And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. and fire. etc. skin.Do not use any batteries. disassemble. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. • During the recharging. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. Be careful not to get burned in the process. and accessories not specified in this booklet. It can cause blindness or skin problems. 233 . and material damage. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines.40°C (32°F . changes color. accessories. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire.

Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. 234 .Do not scratch. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns.When unplugging a power plug. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. . Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. . Otherwise. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. Doing so may cause injury. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. Also do not twist or tie the cords. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. . the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. . Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. cut.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment.Always insert the power plug all the way in. If the surrounding is dusty. or oily. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. humid. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. • Do not use paint thinner. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. Doing so may damage your vision. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. . The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. check if it is allowed. benzene. follow the safeguards below: . This is to prevent fire and electrical shock.

Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. For more information about the recycling of this product. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC).. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. Cd = Cadmium. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. e. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 .com/environment. in accordance with the Battery Directive. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste.canon-europe.European Union (and EEA) only. (EEA: Norway.g. please contact your local city office. waste authority. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators.

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...131 1st-curtain sync.................... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ............. 32........ 42 Problem.97........................ 86 Cleaning (image sensor) .............. 31 Card reminder .....37 Card.......131 Battery Grip ................................156 640x480 ........80 B B/W (Monochrome)....................................................... 2..... 93 Built-in flash......... 35 .................................... 134 AEB............or 9-image index display..... 99 Color tone.... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ............................. 55 Cable ........................................................................ 106 Clear settings .............. 167................. 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)..................... 143 Camera shake ........85 Adobe RGB............ 52 Color space ..............................................................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)........ 31.... 208 Format................ 216 Beeper.. 2 Center-weighted average metering ......76 Basic Zone modes ................................................................................148 2-sec......................... self-timer .......160.45...............71 4............................ 160.............................................................................................. 123 SDHC/SDXC..... 138 Black-and-white image .... 138 Eye-Fi...................... 76... 144 Holding the camera........................ 96 Color temperature ......... 169 Camera Camera shake.....20 Battery → Power 237 ............................ 3...............................................................................................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) .......... 92 Continuous shooting..........................................................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).....160.......................67 AI Servo AF.............. 169 Access lamp...........................................................131 1920x1080 .......................... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer............................................................................................................. 70 Contrast.........148 2nd-curtain sync.............. 64...............80 Audio/video OUT.............. 79. 82 Bulb ..........96 AE lock........67 Aperture-priority AE ........ 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off.................................. 36 Settings display............... 112............... 92 A A/V OUT..................... 13.... 224 SD speed class ...Index 1280x720 ...............27........ 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)..

.............................................. 140 File size ................190 List.............190 Clear all .......... 206 Eye-Fi card ....................................................... 65 Flash exposure compensation .. 93 Firmware Ver....... 47...... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) . 69.... 120 Out of focus ......................... 88 Focus confirmation light .................... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects .... 192 Menu setting .......................82 Dial....... 71 Dust Delete Data ........... 98 Flash exposure compensation.... 46 Focus lock .................................................. 206 FE lock.......... 123.23..... 64 Custom Functions...................................36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF.................... 149 Effective range ............... 69 Focusing AF mode ................................. 64 2nd-curtain sync ........ 202 Manual focusing..................................... 77 Digital terminal ..................................141 External Speedlite.............70............. 132........... 113 AF point selection ........................................147....... 147..................... 46 Full HD ................... 202 Recompose............................ 64 External Speedlite............199 Creative Auto ...... 194 Beeper . 66........................ 33............. 49........................... 131 Full High-Definition.........................171 Error codes ........................ 48 Format (card initialization)................. 117....55 Creative Zone modes ......... 214 Flash ........ 68 AF-assist beam.................................................................114 Faithful ......................................... 131........... 48 Focus mode switch ..............Index Copyright information..............185 Drive mode ......208 Eyepiece cover ...................224 Evaluative metering .............................................16............................................................. 160 D Date/Time ............ 131 Full Auto ........................... 148 Built-in flash ......176 Dioptric adjustment .......86 Exposure compensation .. 47............................................................151 E Erase (image) ....................... 88 Flash off ..... 117..........................................20 Custom Functions........................29 DC coupler......... ......... 56 Flash-sync speed..........................87 Extension .............................................. 42 Frame rate............................191 File number ................................... 147 Red-eye reduction .........................98 238 ......203 Depth-of-field preview........................................................................ 72........ 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).....................76 FE lock..........

......................................................174 Household power . 197 Image Zone ............................ 72 Index display ..........................................................................210 Image dust prevention................... 155 Menu screen ........ 167 Image area.... 146 Brightness adjustment .................. 113 239 ................Index Function availability table...... 156 ISO speed ....................... 167 Highlight alert ............... 63 ISO expansion .........173 Histogram .........................................................................................................131...... 138 Image verification data ...34 Landscape........ 160... 146 Shooting settings display .......160...................96 Image Auto playback ............................. 139 Display switching .....174 Index............................... 30 LCD monitor ............... 51. 13 Auto off.............. 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ......171 Highlight alert............................. 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ..........................................................110.......................203 J JPEG ........ 72 Jump display .......................................................173 Highlight tone priority .. 75 Language selection ...................................................................112. 21...........................58........173 Highlight detail loss ....................................... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction......165 Erase ................157 Magnified view..........................168 High-Definition .............................................. 40 Screen color.....................156 Jump display (Image browsing)................................. 157 L I ICC profile ....................... 33 ................158 Playback .................................... 63 G Grid display ................................142......... 18 Lens..........................................160.................................... 104 Live mode (AF).......... 44 Image playback.....................62............ 173 View on TV ................. 20 Image-recording quality......... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ... 151 Image review time ... 134 H HDMI......... 58......... 155 Protect ........170 Rotate ................................... 62 Auto.................................. 159 Shooting information........35 Attaching/Detaching .....

........ 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ........... 43 M M (Manual exposure)....................................83....... 162 Recording size .................. 214 240 ............73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings .120..... 158 Malfunction ................86 Metering timer....................112 Possible shots .. 160....................................................................106..69..................... 131 Playback ................................... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ..........................................................198 Setting operation .................... 54 Night scene .....................107 Focusing...... 74.... 134 Still photo shooting............................ 16 ............. 120 Microphone .22 NTSC ................................76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ................. 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ................ 129 View on TV ...... 84..........................................83 Magnified view ........................... 195 Mode Dial........................... 132 Shooting.............................. 164 Enjoying ...................... 127 Manual focusing....................109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format........ 132 Frame rate ................ 123 Sound recording ............ 193 Nomenclature............ 66 P P (Program AE)................................................................................................................................ 131..........................................134 Mirror lockup .. 127 Movie crop .........218 Manual exposure .212 My Menu......................... 66 One-Shot AF ....112................. 120 Maximum burst .............................................................. 193 Long exposure ......20 Monochrome........ 60 PAL.....................................................42....... 160 File size.............Index Live View shooting........................................... 198 N Neutral........ 131 Manual exposure shooting.............. 131.. 134 MF (Manual focusing) ................ 131 Recording time........ 167 My Menu ...................................................69..............40 Metering mode.................................. 76 Night Portrait .......113 Grid display ..... 70.............................................

..............170 R RAW ....................................75 User defined ........180...74 Recharge.. 71 Sensor cleaning..................................178 Partial metering...................38 Quick mode (AF).......................................... 150.... 204 Revert to default settings..........104 PictBridge........................................................ 109 Power Auto power off .... 110.. 126. 54........ 24 Red-eye reduction ............28....... 65 Release shutter without card...179 Paper settings.. 233 Saturation ..... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ......................................................50........ 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer . 92 Shooting information display ............................... 155 Portrait ......... 27........... 133...... 159 S Safety warnings......................................................91 Selection................................................................ 93 Sharpness .........................203 Possible shots ..................................................................................................................58..........................183 Trimming...... 144 Rotate (image).................183 Program AE ...... 109 Recharge ........................27 Printing...... 139 Battery check.....................185 Printing effects ......86 Peripheral illumination correction .......... 72 ..........38 Quick Control screen .............. 71.............24 Switch .176 Page layout.............................175 Picture Style Adjustment....................................................74 RAW+JPEG.................... 142...118 241 ............................28................ 57................................................................................60 Program shift ........ 75 Possible shots.............Index Paper settings (printing)........................................................ 31 Remote control shooting.27..179 Print Order (DPOF).................... 182 Tilt correction ....................72 Playback .......................... 72 .......28 Household power......94 Pixels ....................................61 Protect (image erase-protection)......................... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)..........

.....................................................................93 Trimming (printing)...............86 sRGB ................... 99 Personal...............................................82 Strap .................................52 5 (Sports).............183 242 ...........................51 4 (Close-up) ................................60 C (Creative Auto) ..194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ..83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ................ 78 V Video system.......................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ..37 Shutter-priority AE .......................................23 System map...........78 Slide show ...............49 2 (Portrait) ...46 7 (Flash Off) ............ 36 Volume (Movie playback) ...... 169.............................................53 Spot metering...........................53 6 (Night Portrait) .........................................................................................162 Sports........................96 Standard .......................................55 1 (Full Auto)................................................................ 100 T Tone priority ..................165 Sound recording ....................................................................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ............................................78 P (Program AE) ............ 214 View on TV............................134 Speaker.................... 101 Custom .80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)...... 167 Viewfinder ..................... 163 W WB → White balance White balance ............................................................123 Shooting settings display ..................................................... 99 Bracketing...50 3 (Landscape) .................18 Shutter button ...... 102 Correction ................... 19 Dioptric adjustment ..................Index Shooting mode....54 k (Movie shooting). 160.............75 Stopped-down aperture ..................85 M (Manual exposure) ..................................................................

.........................Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ......249 p.249 p....s: Shutter-priority AE ..259 243 ......p..........Using the Built-in Flash.......p.........S AF Point ................254 p....Custom Functions .....d: Program AE ....255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ....250 p..251 p...............254 p..Creative Zone Modes .............A Live View Shooting.............p.............251 p.253 p...................247 p......246 p...........f: Aperture-priority AE.246 p.....252 p......................k Shooting Movies .257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ...................p..256 Installing the Software ..........252 p......Picture Style .......244 p..........i Drive Mode ......E: AF Mode...................245 p.................Z: ISO Speed ........Basic Zone Modes ......Q Quick Control Screen .250 p.....Image Playback ......................250 p........Nomenclature ........250 p...Image-recording Quality .................

Press <0> to display the setting. 3. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press the <U> key to select the tab. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 2. 4.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. press <0>. After setting the item. then press the <V> key to select the desired item.

you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. The Quick Control screen will appear. 245 .Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. then turn the <6> dial to set it. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). press the <Q> button.

Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. then press <0>. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the quality. 246 . Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. then press <0>. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). see the camera’s instruction manual. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Black-and-white images.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. You just press the shutter button.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. 249 . the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). and the camera does the rest. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. then press the <S> key to select the function. Turn the <6> dial to set the function.) Press the <Q> button. then shoot.

Set the Mode Dial to <d>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. The shutter speed will be set automatically. 250 . The aperture will be set automatically. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. then focus the subject. If the aperture display blinks. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. If the shutter speed display blinks. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. then focus the subject.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways.

Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. Press the <ZE> button. 251 . Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. then press <0>. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. While looking at the viewfinder.

i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. the ISO speed is set automatically. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. When you press the shutter button halfway. then press <0>. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. When “AUTO” is selected. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. 252 .

200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 180 shots 253 .Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. To change the Live View settings.

press <A> again. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. To stop movie shooting.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . press the shutter button. To shoot still photos. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. 256 . edit and print JPEG images on your computer. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users.

The software will not be installed correctly. the window for Step 4 appears. remove the CD. To download images from the cameras. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. If not necessary. 257 . 4 Click [Restart]. uninstall the software. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. B When installation ends. 5 Once your computer has restarted.

“WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). 4 Click [Finish]. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. On your computer’s desktop. When installation ends. uninstall the software. the window for Step 4 appears.10. If not necessary. 5 Remove the CD. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer].Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. To download images from the cameras. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.4 . 258 .6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon.

use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. To save the PDF manual to your computer. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. To save the PDF manual to your computer. 2 Open the CD. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Double-click on the CD icon.pdf files. 2 Open the CD.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. 259 . Then select your language. Then select your language. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format).pdf files. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 3 Double-click the START. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. Double-click the START.

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